Summer air conditioning season is almost upon us, and with increased heat and humidity on the horizon, it makes sense to be sure your air conditioning system is running at peak efficiency. Below are three cost effective ways to help improve your summer air conditioning experience.
- Install a programmable thermostat: One of the easiest ways to boost your HVAC energy efficiency is also one that provides immediate benefits. By installing a programmable thermostat, you can save a significant amount of money each year in energy costs. This is because a programmable thermostat can be set to turn off while you’re away at work, and to only heat or cool certain rooms of your house. If you are handy around the house, installing a programmable thermostat is easy, and should only take a few minutes of your time. If you’re a tech junkie, consider having a wifi thermostat installed!
- Replace/Upgrade your filters: Air conditioning filters are one of the most important, yet most neglected items in your home. They safeguard your air conditioning unit from dust and other debris by trapping particles that could end up settling on your coils or being recirculated through your home. Poor quality air conditioning filters don’t do a good job of trapping debris, and dirty, clogged filters put a strain on your HVAC system. Replace your filters with the highest quality ones you can afford, and you’ll reap the benefits of a more efficient AC system. If you suffer from respiratory allergies, consider a whole house filter system.
- Schedule a service call: Having a highly trained air conditioning contractor (link to you) give your HVAC system a thorough pre-summer inspection and tune-up is one of the best ways to spot potential problems and find ways to increase overall efficiency.
Enjoy your summer instead of sweating it out because of a broken or inefficient air conditioning system. Follow the tips above and enjoy a cool, relaxing summer.